Prayer is a time of relationship with God. It is a time when we get to know him in a personal way. The secret place is not just a list of prayer requests to God. It is a place where we go to relate with Him. He speaks to us and we speak to him. He loves on us and we love on him. Like in any relationship we have to set aside time for that person. Married couples with children soon find out they need time alone away from the kids so they can once again connect to the love they have just for each other. So coming to the secret place of prayer connects us back to our relationship with God. Not that he ever left us, but we possibly have lost track of hm because of all the busyness of life.
When I come to the secret place of prayer I like to start out by singing to him with praise and worship songs. His sweet presence comes in the room and then a wee small voice speaks to my spirit. The precious Holy Spirit of God. He is always there with me, but in the secret place of prayer I hear him clearly.
Psalms 91:1 says He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I want to stay under the protective hand of almighty God. Don't you? In the first part of this verse it states what we have to do. He that dwelleth in the secret place is my part of the relationship to God. I have to do something and that something is to always have him on my mind and heart. The secret place of prayer places me back under the shadow of his wings. Like a bird flys to his nest for shelter, provision, and protection from the world. Let me encourage you to go to the secret place of prayer today. There is no other sweeter place to be!
This devotion was written by the heart of Pat James. You may comment at ptrc_maher at yahoo.com.